Triage: A guide to urgency for non-clinical staff in general practice for telephone and walk in presentations Whilst all care has been taken in presenting accurate information, Rural Health West takes no responsibility for any loss, injury or damage arising directly or indirectly following the use of this information.
FLOWCHART --The START flowchart is a quick way to learn the system. As you move through the patient assessment, sequentially evaluate the current status for RESPIRATIONS, PERFUSION, and MENTAL STATUS (RPM). You either assign the victim a classification or you move to the next level of the flowchart.
The 2012 edition of the Emergency Severity Index Implementation Handbook provides the necessary background and information for establishing ESI-a five-level emergency department triage algorithm that provides clinically relevant stratification of patients into five groups from least to most urgent based on patient acuity and resource needs.